Featured Artist- Elizabeth Carrington

As some of you may recall, we used to have a monthly spotlight for our favorite artists, and, well…we’ve been pretty terrible at it for some time now (our last spotlight was in 2015!  Oops!).   Our principal, Jessica Love is a self-proclaimed art fanatic and collector.  It has been a dream to one day own an art gallery, in which she has the capability to curate her favorite artists… Until that day, we promise to post more ‘Featured Artist’ blogs.  Jessica first discovered Elizabeth Carrington on a tour of Art on 5th, since, she has followed her every move on Instagram and can not wait to own a piece of her very own.  It is our pleasure to introduce you to this fantastic artist!

Elizabeth Carrington is best known for her colorful, pop art paintings, public art, and textiles, all of which mix graffiti-style lettering, doodles and collage with graphic screen-printed imagery. Her pieces comment on dogmas and widely held beliefs in popular culture and pay homage to times of revolution and upheaval that move the needle of society’s moral compass. Her work is fun and whimsical yet often subversive, and is informed by her lifelong love of travel, music, the outdoors and action sports.

Check out her most recent interview with Sotheby’s Museum Network.

You can also find Elizabeth on social media; Instagram and Pinterest.

Artist Statement

I am a west coast transplant to Texas with a background in graphic design and packaging and a former professional athlete, in addition to my degree and practice in fine arts. As a professional designer, I have worked with large-brand clients like Coors Brewing Company, The Kimpton Group, Auberge Resorts, The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, Pepsi Co and Nestle. i am inspired by commercial work and mixing the worlds of fine art and graphic design.

I have lived in San Antonio for the last twelve years working in graphic design and fine art. Notable clients and projects are; Public art laser cut aluminum sculpture at Tom Slick Park, 2 wall murals for Spurs, Sports and Entertainment in the AT&T Center, Public Art Exhibit at the Houston School of Law, Solo shows at Parchman Stremmel Gallery, Pop Up shows at The Pearl and Neiman Marcus, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) ReSymbol project, Group Show at The McNay Art Museum, Group shows at Southwest School of Art and Blue Star Contemporary. Prior to that I lived in San Francisco (10 years) working in the design and advertising industry and Salt Lake City (10 years) where i was a professional snowboarder and freelance artist. I was born in Boston, lived in Georgia until i was 7 and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area before getting my BFA  (1988-1992) at the University of Arizona. my husband, Clay and i have an 9 year old daughter, Sloan, and a 11 year old son, Walker. I love of the outdoors, travel, music, design and action sports are major influences.

I currently volunteer with organizations including; The Boys and Girls Club, The Biomedical Research Institute, The Cancer Center Council, Planned Parenthood, Artpace, The DoSeum and The Southwest School of Art, and the Charity Ball Association

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